Uluru’s geology holds many stories of the creation ancestors. Photo: Tourism Australia
When we travel across the land, we can see Tjukuritja – physical evidence of the activities of the ancestral beings that still exist in our land.
The details of these beings’ activities and travels are taught to us in Tjukurpa stories, songs, dances and ceremonies.
We call their journeys across our land iwara (songlines). It is possible to follow the stories and songs of ancestors along these songlines, sometimes for many hundreds of kilometres. When you are in the park, you can follow the Tjukurpa stories and see Tjukuritja as you walk around Uluru.
Stories and responsibility
Our deep knowledge of the land and the behaviour and distribution of plants and animals comes from Tjukurpa.
This knowledge is carefully passed on to young people. Some areas of Tjukurpa are only passed on to people who have inherited the right to that knowledge. With knowledge comes responsibility.
We would like to share some of this knowledge with you. In return, we ask that you take some responsibility for looking after this place during your stay.